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Challenging our conventions around naming mass shooters
7 months ago

Challenging our conventions around naming mass shooters

Countries around the world value the public’s right to know. But that principle can look very different place to place
We mapped all the media impacts of COVID-19 in Canada
7 months ago

We mapped all the media impacts of COVID-19 in Canada

From pay cuts to layoffs, print reductions to closures, thousands across the industry are hit hard by the pandemic
Popular literature in the age of pandemic threat
8 months ago

Popular literature in the age of pandemic threat

What re-reading Camus’s The Plague can tell us about media, literature and social memory in times of crisis
New research project explores best practices for philanthropic support for journalism
9 months ago

New research project explores best practices for philanthropic support for journalism

By  •  News, Research
A new study launched by the Local News Research Project at Ryerson’s School of Journalism will explore what can be learned from other countries about philanthropic support for news media
Why are j-school students saying no to reporting careers?
10 months ago

Why are j-school students saying no to reporting careers?

Journalism students have very different ideas about what a reporting career means to them. But it’s the ones who value journalism’s role in democracy that stay the course
Call for participants: New research project aims to understand the working lives of Toronto’s millennial freelancers
11 months ago

Call for participants: New research project aims to understand the working lives of Toronto’s millennial freelancers

By  •  Work, Research
Home/work: Understanding work-at-home freelancing in Toronto is a new research project led by Nancy Worth, assistant professor in geography and environmental management at the University of Waterloo
Local news outlets can fill the media trust gap – but the public needs to pony up
11 months ago

Local news outlets can fill the media trust gap – but the public needs to pony up

The appetite for smart local news is there. The challenge is figuring out how to make it profitable
A case for self-reporting
11 months ago

A case for self-reporting

Mainstream media companies haven’t taken the basic step of crunching the numbers on whom they hire, but plenty of evidence suggests doing so is a healthy first step towards creating a more equitable and representative workplace
Survey: Gender equity issues in Canadian journalism persist at end of decade
11 months ago

Survey: Gender equity issues in Canadian journalism persist at end of decade

It won’t be a surprise to many that the gender pay gap still exists in Canadian journalism.  A survey conducted by J-Source shows that 42 per cent of surveyed cisgender women, transgender and non-binary journalists don’t think they are paid…
Newsrooms not keeping up with changing demographics, study suggests
1 year ago

Newsrooms not keeping up with changing demographics, study suggests

'Self-reporting on newsroom diversity would encourage a culture of trust and accountability, one that the journalism profession upholds in its role as a watchdog of public institutions.'